Drowned Books and Ghost Books
Dr Janet Dickinson is a history tutor at Oxford University's Department for Continuing Education and she has recently spent a year working on an Anglo-Dutch project entitled ‘Maritime Archaeology meets Cultural History’. This focused on the extraordinary objects retrieved from a 17th century shipwreck off the Dutch island of Texel, and in particular a collection of ‘drowned books’ and ‘ghost books’. Join Janet Dickinson as she shares her passion for these extraordinary salvaged books and reveals the secrets they hold.
There will also be a display of artefacts from Magdalen College Library introduced by Daryl Green. This is a rare opportunity to visit the library for non-members of the college.
Date: Wednesday May 15 2019